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i am mariko oi in singapore. the headlines. president trump says he will impose steep import tariffs on steel and aluminium in a move likely to provoke a backlash from china. boko haram strikes again, kidnapping over a hundred schoolgirls in nigeria. now nearly a fortnight on, eye—witness accounts start to emerge. i am kasia madera in london. when of russia's new generation of weapons unveiled by president putin say they can't evade us defence system. and hoping for oscar glory... the profoundly deaf six road who bejoining the glory... the profoundly deaf six road who be joining the stars on the red carpet this weekend. —— 6—year—old. live from our studios in singapore, and london, this is bbc world news. it's newsday. good morning.
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it's 9am in singapore, 1am in london and 8pm in washington where president trump said it's unfair trade as he announced the us will impose tough tariffs on steel and aluminium imports next week — up to 25% on steel and 10% on aluminium goods. and the response? the eu says the move appears blatantly protectionist. canada — the biggest exporter of steel to the us — called it unacceptable. and china, the main target of the tariffs, said they'd retaliate. nick bryant has the details from washington. the derelict steel mills of america's old industrial heartland provided a seed bed for the rise of donald trump. he wouldn't have won the presidency had it not for the support he received from the rust belt. the promise he gave to take us
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manufacturers from cheap imports, even if it meant sparking a global trade war, echoed through these empty plants. during his first year in office, he didn't erect the kind of protectionist barriers he promised. today came his most controversial trade move yet. meeting with industry leaders, he announced big tariffs on foreign steel and aluminium. what has been allowed to go on for decades is disgraceful. it is disgraceful. when it comes to a time where our country can't make aluminium and steel, and somebody said it before and i will tell you, you almost don't have much of a country. without steel and aluminium, the country is not the same. chinese steel only accounts for a small proportion of us imports, but the massive expansion of its industry has produced a global glut, driving down prices of which has angered the president. mr donald j trump. much of his america first rhetoric has been directed against beijing.
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we can't continue to allow china to rape our country and that is what they're doing. it is the greatest theft in the history of the world. there has already been a fierce international reaction. the european commission warning tonight of countermeasures in response to what it called a blatant intervention to protect us industry. on capitol hill, too, raised eyebrows from senior republicans. free traders, who have long believed liberalised global commerce is good for the american economy. fears of a trade war helped a sell—off on wall street. donald trump is invoking a cold war era measure, not seen since the reagan years. which allows us presidents to impose tariffs in the interest of national security. the fear is it could spark a 21st century global trade war which damages every economy. let's look to the reaction to this announcement by president trump.
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chris buckler is in our washington studios. we heard from speaker ryan esson that the president well impose unintended interest —— negative impacts on other industries. could he maybe not go on this? the details on this technically still to be worked out and in the white has begin today, it is good to have it cut the details so is good to have it cut the details so not. on the big questions was whether there will be exemptions for some countries. you also have to look at the fact of the donald trump's path to the presidency was paved with these messages of america first, that he talked about the steelworkers, the declining industry in america, that he was determined to protect. it seems clear that although there are arguments still going on in the white house on two
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separate camps about what exactly should be done here, it seems that his runout to patients and there we re his runout to patients and there were some of the little off guard today by this announcement. in fact, the announcement itself was delayed as were huddled in orders around closed doors. donald trump is good. he says there will be a 25% tariff on steel, 10% on aluminium. that is what he intends to put in place. working out the details of know app on how that works, that now becomes an issue for it the aides and advisers as well as he himself. of course, critics would say that this would start a new trade war. the last time there were steel tariffs was into thousand two and george w bush had to lift them about two yea rs bush had to lift them about two years later because of concerns. we heard from canada, europe and, of course, china. as a possible that these tariffs are practically aimed at china and there for all the other
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bigger exporters of steel could be exempt from these tariffs? book, it comes down to doctor's message, again. the president is very clear. he was to be tough on trade and tough on china. —— it all comes down to donald trump's message. saying that, physically how you put up as the exemptions and how wouldn't work, there are other countries that have been caught off—guard by this and you are right to make reference to which canada, the european union and china have all set. they have all said that they will retaliate if this goes ahead. that is a concern about a trade were coming and bizarrely, as this is all happening, chinese officials representing trade interests were inside the white house having conversations with officials there. that was described asa officials there. that was described as a frank about constructive conversation about fair and reciprocal trade. i conversation about fair and reciprocaltrade. i imagine conversation about fair and reciprocal trade. i imagine it was pretty frank a given that this announcement was kind of sprung on them and those concerns will clearly
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be about what this will do for trade. business, as well, it is worth reflecting which is the stockmarket, as well, the dowjones down 1.7% as stockmarket, as well, the dowjones downi.7% asa stockmarket, as well, the dowjones down 1.7% as a result of the announcement. it was a factor in that because businesses here are concerned, as well. you have to remember that the united states imports much more steel than it actually exports. it needs a steal for business here. industry needed to keep on building, to keep on working. as a result, there is a concern about what these tariffs could do. it could raise costs for businesses here in the united states and that is something that businesses are watching it very costly. let's take a look at some of the day's other news. all new political parties in thailand should be able to register from friday for elections that should be held next year. the prime minister prayuth chan—o—cha has promised they'll be held "no later" than february 2018, but a date has been promised and postponed several times since the former army chief seized
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power in may 2014. mr prayut is under increasing pressure at home and abroad to return thailand to civilian government. it's already been a dramatic week in the brexit negotiations. on friday, we're expecting another crucial development when the british prime minister, theresa may, makes a major speech setting out the government's latest position on the uk's future relationship with the european union. in a meeting on thursday with the eu council president, donald tusk, she repeated the european union's draft withdrawal treaty as unacceptable. and another former prime minister, has voiced his concern about the process. tony blair echoing calls for a second referendum. brexit is momentous and life—changing for britain. the british people should be given a final say on whatever deal is negotiated. if they are allowed that say, then brexit can be averted.
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and i, and many others, will work passionately for that outcome. china has reacted angrily to a us senate bill that encourages closer ties between america and taiwan. the legislation, which now only needs president trump's signature to become law, gives the approval for official visits between washington and taipei. at the moment, the us restricts this kind of exchange to avoid upsetting beijing. the north korean cheerleaders who attended the winter olympics are reported to be undergoing re—education following their return home. south korean media said the aim is to erase the women's memories of their stay in the far richer south korea. the seoul government spent more than $6,000 hosting each cheerleader, who stayed at a four—star hotel during their three weeks in the south. billy graham — the american evangelist — who died last week aged 99,
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will be buried later on friday. his casket left the us capitol in washington where his body had been lying in state — he's only the fourth private citizen to be given the rare tribute. the funeral will be held in his home town of charlotte, north carolina. by the time he retired in 2005, billy graham was said to have preached in person to 210 million people, and many millions more russia's prime minister said that he has... he says the arms, which will include an underwater drone and a missile capable of travelling i've five times the speed of sound were either ready or being developed. he
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made the unexpected announcement during his state of the nation speech about ahead of her bosa's presidential election later this month. for moscow, steve rosenberg reports. he never slips into a room quietly. vladimir putin took the stage for his annual state of the nation address. the audience was expecting to hear about the economy, social issues and there was some of that, but then, the kremlin leader took everyone by surprise. on a video screen, he showcased at the very latest russian nuclear weapons. 200 tonne intercontinental ballistic missiles. cruise missiles with nuclear engines. he claimed they could hit any target and dodge any defence. there's more, he said! the
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show continued. the missiles kept coming and with them, a warning to the west. those who try to contain a russia have failed, president putin said. believe me. iam not russia have failed, president putin said. believe me. i am not the bluffing. i think we are entering, if not already in, a new cold war. this is not just if not already in, a new cold war. this is notjust because a vladimir putin's statements this morning. you hear president to donald trump also thumping his chest and talking about having the best nuclear systems. but in moscow, the reaction from the hole, russia is acting in self—defense. it is reminiscent of the cold war, is it not? we're talking about an arms race. my president isn't it into cold war rhetoric. if you're looking for the roots of the next addition of the cold war, look to the west. the kremlin was delivering to message
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today with the speech. the first message was to the west. russia will not be pushed around. the second, ahead of elections here, was people of russia. vote for putin and you will will have security at home. that is how the kremlin wants russians to see their president. as the embodiment of a russia, as the protector of the dead country. steve rosenberg, bbc news, moscow. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme. we travel to the remote state of nagaland in... also coming up on the programme. . . nagaland in... also coming up on the programme... a film about a profoundly deaf and 6—year—old that is making a big noise ahead of the oscars. first, the plates slid off the restaurant tables,
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then suddenly, the tables, the chairs, and people crashed sideways and downwards. it was just a matter of seconds as the ferry lurched onto side. the hydrogen bomb, on a remote pacific... the americans successfully tested a weapon whose explosive force dwarfed that of a bomb dropped on hiroshima. i've heard the news earlier. the rights of these marches and the rights of the citizens of the united states and they should be protected, even in the right to test them out so that they don't get their heads broken and are sent to hospitals. this religious controversy, i know you don't want to say too much, but does ti worry you it's going to get bigger when you...? ? it worries me, yes.
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i hope it will be all right end of the day. welcome back. you're watching newsday on the bbc. i am mariko oi in singapore. and i am kasia madera in london. our top stories. president trump says he'll impose steep import tariffs on steel and aluminium, in a move likely to provoke a backlash from china. boko haram strikes again kidnapping over a hundred schoolgirls in nigeria. they were taken 12 days ago in what the president describes as a ‘national disaster‘. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. the japan times reports the south korean president has revived the comfort women dispute after reaching a deal under the previous administration. moonjae—in has urged tokyo to act on the basis of remorse and reconciliation, the paper says, and acknowledge
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that south korean women were forced to provide sex forjapanese troops during world war two. the china daily reports that china is to continue offering economic and technological assistance to the pacific island nation of tonga. president xi jinping says the country will do this without imposing political conditions. he is pictured with the king of tonga, who is on a state visit to china. and both the bangkok post and the gulf news have a story about an assassination attempt on queen elizabeth. the gulf news says official documents, published thursday, reveal for the first time that a teenager tried to fire a shot at the queen when she visited new zealand in1981. those are the papers. now, what stories are sparking discussions online? mariko, the freezing weather has got people talking across europe. notjust talking, but complaining. icy blizzards are continuing
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to cause travel chaos. winds from siberia have brought the coldest temperatures to the continent for years. the cold snap‘s been given various nicknames. in britain, it's the beast from the east, the dutch are calling it the siberian bear and sweden has gone for the snow cannon. the winds are so strong am not surprised. but whatever you call it— its still very, very cold. it's now 12 days since 110 school girls in nigeria were kidnapped from their school by boko haram militants. their fate remains unknown and parents are facing an agonising wait for any news. it's already raising uncomfortable comparisons with the kidnap of hundreds of nigerian girls from chibok four years ago. the bbc‘s stephanie hegarty has visited the school in dapchi to meet the families of some of the missing. here's her report. this is where fatima ran when the militants attacked her school.
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it was 7pm and she was in her dormitory with herfirend, zara. they were just about to eat their dinner when they heard gunshots. translation: one of our teachers told us to come out. we saw bullets flying in the air, like fire. there was confusion all over the school, students screaming and rushing towards the gate. but the gate was locked. this is the path many people took when they try to get away. you can see some of their discarded sandals. they are littered all along this path here. translation: then we saw the milita nts' trucks, and they were shooting and calling us to get into the trucks. they were pretending they would help us. during the attack, fatima managed to run away from the militants twice, but she was with her best friend, zara, when they were attacked and they got separated.
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she says five of her closest friends are missing. this is zara, she is 1a. she said business was her favourite subject. yes, business. her sister is 25 and went to the same school. she was close to zara. it was three days before the government admitted that there had been a kidnapping. last week, the authorities claimed the girls had been rescued, then they said that claim was false. for zara's mum, that was the hardest moment. nigeria's president has said that the military and air force are searching for the girls, but the parents are not reassured. translation: in this school, there are no children of government officials.
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the only students are the daughters of poor people. now the school is eerily quiet, sandals discarded by running the scene is chillingly similar to the aftermath of the kidnapping of the schoolgirls in chibok in 2014. it was three years before most of them were released, and over 100 of them are still missing. the parents of dapchi are afraid they will also wait years to see their children again. willa woman finally create history in india's north—eastern state of nagaland by entering its elected assembly? rekha rose dukru, is one of the only five women contestants for the upcoming elections. there are 60 seats in the assembly. unlike most states in india, nagaland has been granted a great degree of state autonomy, but naga society is patriarchal, and customs and traditions don't allow women to enter politics. a bbc team travelled to the remote village of zhavame to meet her,
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and to hear her story. a man is cooking at home and we have come to see that he is cooking. oh, my god, your husband cooks? they think the husband is not supposed to cook. i have to break this barrier and penetrate and ensure that there is a way. when i see other states in india, women doing very well in politics. with chief ministers, president of political parties. i feel sad when i look at nagaland. nagaland can also be one of them. the first general election in nagaland was in 1964. today, we are in 2018 and not a single woman is elected in the 60 house. i think women can make a lot of difference because i see women have integrated. ——have integrity.
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women are hard—working and honest and i know that they will get the job done. outsider coming here looking at nagaland women will think they are smart and enterprising. when you actually looked at them, you will know that a lot of women are allowed to decide. they're not allowed to make policymaking. women were happy that i am contesting. there were scared to encourage me because that the end of today, they have to listen to their husband. even today, i faced stiff opposition from male groups, especially leaders, because that they think that women should not be talk politics. they think that women cannot fight. i think they feel insecure. they feel threatened by women standing for election. we deserved more... from men, from society. we want acceptance, actually. mejoining politics is not a fight between men and women. i am asking them
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that together we can make a lot of difference. among the starts will be maisie sly, a deaf six—year—old who has the lead role in the british drama "the silent child". our entertainment correspondent colin paterson reports. it's a story so happy it could be the plot of a hollywood film. maisie sly had never even acted before her parents were told about film—makers looking for a profoundly deaf girl to star in their film, the silent child. and now, here are the nominees for best live action short film. this is the moment injanuary when the team gathered to find out if they had been nominated for an oscar. my nephew emmett. the silent child. cheering yes! and so, this week,
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they reunited at heathrow... hello, welcome on board. and headed to los angeles. most people prepare for the oscars by meeting stylists and planning acceptance speeches. maisie's schedule has been rather different. welcome to hollywood! although she is having to get used to people recognising her. i saw her on television, just last week. they say she's nominated. do you think she'll be able to get a job one day? rachel shenton wrote and starred in the silent child. she learned sign language after her own father lost his hearing. the nomination means that ultimately, now, we are in over 600 cinemas in the us, which is huge for us as a short film.
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and it's really important for the subject, which is obviously deafness, and shining a much—needed light on access to education for deaf children. there's meryl streep. her former hollyoaks co—star chris overton directed the film and, at a lunch for all the nominees, they got to meet one of his heroes. steven spielberg was in between me and rachel. and the person taking the photo said, oh, can we move, because the light's not good. so we were ordering spielberg around! oh, an oscar! now all that remains is to find out if there will be a hollywood happy ending. on sunday night, maisie could get her hands on a real one of these. colin paterson, bbc news, los angeles. good luck to her and good luck to everybody nominated. thank you for watching new state. bye—bye. —— newsday. hello there. we've seen some really treacherous conditions quite widely across the uk. scenes like this as a result
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of the heavy snow earlier on. we had this red warning from the met office in the southwest and parts of wales. we still have some warnings of more snow to come as we head into the morning. across northern ireland, across scotland and even to the central belt in the northeast of england, frequent snow showers. around here, those points expire at ten o'clock. expiring a little earlier, perhaps this amber warning further south for the focus of some weather noticeably across hampshire. that snow due to storm, which is pushed his way to the north. the cold air, the beast from the east, that east wind. snow pushing away from the southwest and perhaps things will be not quite so bad as we get to the end of the night. it will be cold, not as cold, because there is a good deal of cloud around. we still have strong easterly winds. there is the fact of more snow on friday. we had the snow showers across scotland, across the northeast of england running
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through the central belt. some still threatens northern ireland we could see some more snow arriving upper crust southern parts of england and into wales, especially in the afternoon. how quickly? and how it moves north? still some uncertainty. we saw some bidders is silly with. and yet on the effect of the wind, this is what it will feel like. another cold day to come up but things will slowly change over the weekend. instead of that bitter easterly wind, we will start to push up something more from the south. this is certainly less cold air and eventually percolate its way north but slowly but surely over the next few days. still some cold winds for the of the uk. still some snow showers around here, get off the north sea. we may have a lot of cloud and further south, as well. the most part, it will be dry, but still a threat every perhaps coming into southernmost counties. a type of some snow. a very messy picture for saturday. winds easing down.
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still be that the some icy conditions and some snow moving northwards overnight. to the south of that, we may see some rain and perhaps some sleet nd snow mixed in there but is not as cold. it is not going to be purely snow as it has been a mixture of wintry weather. temperatures rising in and across scotland. temperatures will not be as low as recently. we are gradually going to lose that really cold easterly wind. it will still be cold for most of us this weekend, but not as cold, still the risk for rain and snow. i'm kasia madera with bbc news. our top story: president trump announces the us will impose tough tariffs on steel and aluminium imports next week, tweeting that the country is suffering from "unfair trade". canada, which is the biggest exporter of steel to the us, has called the move unacceptable, other countries say it could start a trade war. the wait for the relatives and friends of more than 100 girls kidnapped in nigeria continues.
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it's been more than a week since the students were taken by boko haram militants. and this story is trending on bbc.com. the deep freeze continues in europe, causing travel chaos. the siberian weather system has brought the coldest temperatures to the continent for years, earning it several nicknames including "the beast from the east". that's all from me for now, stay with bbc news. and the top story here in the uk: in a major speech in london today, prime minister theresa may will set out her vision for britain's trading relationship with the european union.
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